The House of the Dead – Dostoevsky (1914)

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The House of the Dead – Dostoevsky (1914)

S$52.00

Title: The House of the Dead

Author: Fyodor Dostoieffsky

Publisher: J.M. Dent, Everyman’s Library. No date, most probably 1914.

Condition: Hardcover, no dust jacket. Pocket size. Fair. Severe fading to spine, slight tanning to pages.

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About the book (from Wikipedia):

The House of the Dead is a semi-autobiographical novel published in 1860–2 in the journal Vremya by Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky, which portrays the life of convicts in a Siberian prison camp. The novel has also been published under the titles Memoirs from the House of The Dead and Notes from the Dead House (or Notes from a Dead House). The book is a loosely-knit collection of facts, events and philosophical discussion organised by “theme” rather than as a continuous story. Dostoyevsky himself spent four years in exile in such a camp following his conviction for involvement in the Petrashevsky Circle. This experience allowed him to describe with great authenticity the conditions of prison life and the characters of the convicts.